This industrial film is a "pictorial report" on how the three featured elements--Plants, Products, and People--work together to make Dow Chemical a successful company. Scenes include plants in Midland, Michigan; Freeport, Texas; Europe and more. Products of note include cattle chemicals that kill pests living on cattle, anti-freeze, and petroleum products. The narrator reports that Dow Chemical's plants represent "towers of strength" in a changing world.
Dow Chemical, headquartered in Midland, Michigan, is one of the world's largest chemical companies with numerous plants and facilities all over the world. Dow Chemical's involvement in Texas began in 1940 with the construction of the Freeport Plant in Freeport, Texas. This plant was primarily tasked with extracting magnesium from sea water, a much needed resource America's military effort in World War II. The development of the city of Lake Jackson, which served as a home for Dow employees, coincided with the construction of the Freeport Plant and as such share a mutual history. Dow Chemical in Freeport became part of a larger transformation of the Texas Coast into a major center of the oil and chemical industry.